Google Drive:

What is this?

It’s an online storage cloud that you can use to save and share files with others. It interacts with the entire G Suite and is default “save” spot for anything done in Google programs. Since it is Cloud storage (aka not tied to specific machine) you can access and use this information anywhere you can access Google.

How can I integrate this into my class?

You can store your lesson plans, worksheets, and virtually anything here. You can use this to also share different documents with teachers and students.

Google Docs:

What is this?

This is Google’s version of Microsoft Word. The program is used for creating a document. Some other unique features include auto-save, revision history (you can see individual save points and restore if necessary), and sharing among students and/or co-workers.

How can I integrate this into my class?

Students can use this individually or collaborate with a group on the same document. Multiple students on different computers can work on the same document at the same time. This can also be used for editing, where students can “comment” on another student’s work and give feedback without altering the original document.

Google Slides:

What is this?

This is Google’s version of Microsoft PowerPoint. The program is used for creating a slideshows. Some other unique features include auto-save, revision history (you can see individual save points and restore if necessary), and sharing among students and/or co-workers.

How can I integrate this into my class?

Students can use this individually or collaborate with a group on the same slideshow. Multiple students on different computers can work on the same slideshow at the same time. This can also be used for editing, where students can “comment” on another student’s work and give feedback without altering the original document.

Google Drawing:

What is this?

This is a program that allows the user to layer text boxes, graphics and other objects to create an infographic. It allows the most freedom of arranging text and images in a document. This could be viewed as similar to Microsoft Publisher.

How can I integrate this into my class?

Create thinking maps, newsletters and more with this application. This can be used individually to create or in Google Docs.


Google Forms:

What is this?

This is a way to create surveys or worksheets. Teachers and students can choose from fill-in-the-blanks, multiple choice, linear scale, check box and many other answer types.

How can I integrate this into my class?

It can be used as a survey of your students, or your students can survey themselves! This also offers an option for students to create “quizzes” to share.

Google Sheets:

What is this?

This is Google’s version of Microsoft Excel. The program is used for creating a spreadsheets and charts. Some other unique features include auto-save, revision history (you can see individual save points and restore if necessary), and sharing among students and/or co-workers.

How can I integrate this into my class?

Students can use this individually or collaborate with a group on the same spreadsheet. Multiple students on different computers can work on the same spreadsheet at the same time. This can also be used for editing, where students can “comment” on another student’s work and give feedback without altering the original document.

Google Classroom:

What is this?

Google Classroom is a forum type website that is monitored by a teacher. It allows the teacher to share announcements, documents, assignments and links as well as post questions to encourage class discussion.

How can I integrate this into my class?

Students have access to links and assignments outside of class. You can also collect assignments through Classroom and give feedback in “real time.”

Google Calendar:

What is this?

This is a calendar that is integrated with most of the G Suite applications. This can be used to keep track of assignments and due dates in Google Classroom or to share a meeting with co-workers.

How can I integrate this into my class?

Students can use this to keep track of their assignments (especially if you are using Google Classroom). As as teacher this can be helpful to create a class calendar that shares different events with students.

Google Sites:

What is this?

This is Google’s website creator. It allows the user to create a webpage of information.

How can I integrate this into my class?

Teachers can create a site to share information with students. Students can create web pages as a possible assignment.

Chrome Apps and Extensions:

What is these?

They are enhancements or add-ons to Google Chrome.

How can I integrate this into my class?

They are already some in use on the Google Accounts. An example of this is the G Suite Tutorial Training (Colorful Circle with the question mark in the middle).

Adding and Managing Bookmarks in Chrome:

What is this?

Bookmarks are saved links that appear at the top of your browser below the address bar in the bookmark bar. Learn how to organize them so that you can easily access your saved pages.

How can I integrate this into my class?

Students can learn to bookmark information to be saved for research as well as save teacher-directed websites.

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